SOIL SUCTION IN FOUNDATION DESIGN

RECENT ATTEMPTS TO INCLUDE THE SUCTION TERM IN A GENERAL STATEMENT OF EFFECTIVE STRESS IN DESICCATED CLAYS HAVE PROVED TO BE ABORTIVE, BUT A COROLLARY OF THESE GENERALIZED EFFECTIVE STRESS STUDIES HAS BEEN THE EMERGENCE OF A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO FOUNDATION DESIGN ON SUCH CLAYS WITH SEPARATE CONSIDERATION OF EACH COMPONENT OF EFFECTIVE STRESS AT ALL STAGES OF MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTATION. PROCEDURES FOR THE PREDICTION OF THE EFFECTIVE STRESS COMPONENT ARE DISCUSSED AND A MODIFIED OEDOMETER IS DESCRIBED IN WHICH EACH COMPONENT OF EFFECTIVE STRESS MAY BE CONTROLLED SEPARATELY. TYPICAL TEST DATA ARE GIVEN. /RRL(A)/

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  • Accession Number: 00229359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1971 12:00AM